The StripTags function in (1) the USF decoder (modules/codec/subtitles/subsdec.c) and (2) the Text decoder (modules/codec/subtitles/subsusf.c) in VideoLAN VLC Media Player 1.1 before 1.1.6-rc allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a subtitle with an opening "<" without a closing ">" in an MKV file, which triggers heap memory corruption, as demonstrated using refined-australia-blu720p-sample.mkv.
Published 2011-02-07 21:00:15
Updated 2017-09-19 01:32:03
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: OverflowMemory CorruptionExecute code

Threat overview for CVE-2011-0522

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Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 8554
IPs affected by CVE-2011-0522 109
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2011-0522

82.84%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 98 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2011-0522

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2011-0522

  • The product performs operations on a memory buffer, but it reads from or writes to a memory location outside the buffer's intended boundary. This may result in read or write operations on unexpected memory locations that could be linked to other variables, data structures, or internal program data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

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Products affected by CVE-2011-0522

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